Football

We are a mixed football club for the LGBTQ community and our friends. We run two regular training sessions, and we enter all sorts of different tournaments and events, locally, nationally, and internationally.

We have two Thursday night sessions; Pro's (6-7pm) and Virgins (7-8pm). The sessions are divided by ability not by gender, although the second session is more popular with women.

We have a mixed open session on Saturday mornings in Kemptown.

 

FOOTBALL - SATURDAY MORNINGS

We have a mixed open session on Saturday mornings in Kemptown.

HOW WE PLAY

We will have a kick around, maybe do some training for those who want to, and play a game. Depending on numbers we might divide into Pros and Virgins, but the session is presently mixed. Its a new session (Feb 2017) we are still working on format. Just turn up whatever time you can make it.

WHERE WE PLAY

We play at The Manor, just at the back of Kemptown MAP LINK. The facility is outdoors on 3G astro, so please wear appropriate firm ground boots, astro shoes or trainers. Players should consider wearing shin pads (we have some spares). There are separate men's and women's changing rooms. 

WHAT IT COSTS

£5. You can play once without being a member but you must join BLAGSS after that. 

FOOTBALL - THURSDAY NIGHTS

We have two Thursday night sessions; Pro's (6-7pm) and Virgins (7-8pm). The sessions are divided by ability not by gender, although the second session is more popular with women.

HOW WE PLAY

We will have a brief warm-up for 10mins and then head straight into a game. Football is a team sport, and nobody can play on their own, so we aim to keep everyone involved. These sessions are friendly and inclusive, with an encouraging and positive atmosphere. 

WHERE WE PLAY

We play at The Manor, just at the back of Kemptown MAP LINK. See above. 

WHAT IT COSTS

£5. You can play once as a guest but after that you should become a member. 

BLAGSS Men win Soho FvH Tournament

The BLAGSS men's team won the Soho FC winter 9-aside tournament on Saturday, held in aid of Football v Homophobia. In the group stage the boys lost, won and drew one game each; in the knockouts we won the quarter final 2-0 and won both the semi and final games on penalties each time! Much champagne was drunk to rounds of "champione, champione!" back at the hosts bar Rupert Street. This was our second ever piece of silverware, first as outright winners, and is a culmination of 5 years hard work getting football up and running.  

BLAGSS Football Highly Commended

Congratulations to the BLAGSS Football group after they received a “Highly Commended' nomination in the Football Association's National Football Future Awards.

Their nomination was in the Unite Category and was given for “the group or individual who has made a significant or outstanding contribution to the game by working collaboratively and uniting others for a common purpose.”

The award was received in recognition of the work carried out with the Sussex FA. This promoted diversity and equality in the game locally. This includes the Pride Diversity Games held in Brighton that saw teams from around the country compete in a football tournament. Earlier in the year there was the annual Football vs Homophobia event.

BLAGSS Football Rep Elliot Toms congratulated Sussex FA, saying “clearly a lot of hard work and dedication has been put in. I’m delighted BLAGSS was nominated and we will be working to win the award outright next year! ”